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Beyond the Reef

Rating:
4.2 / 5

Words & Music: Jack Pitman

Beyond the reef where the sea is dark and cold
My love has gone from me and my dreams grow cold
There'll be no tears, there'll be no regretting
Will she remember me, will she forget?

I'll send a thousand flowers
Where the trade winds blow
I'll send my lonely heart for I love her so
Some day I know, she'll come back again to me
Till then my heart will be beyond the reef

I'll send a thousand flowers
Where the trade winds blow
I'll send my lonely heart for I love her so
Some day I know, she'll come back again to me
Till then my heart will be beyond the reef

Till then my heart will be beyond the reef

Recordingdate: 1966/05/26, first released on: From Nashville to Memphis (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Beyond the Reef:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(steel guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(piano)
(piano)
(organ)
(organ)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(tympani)
(sax)
(sax)

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Steve V wrote on May 19, 2009
Not bad, but you can hardly hear Elvis. When it was revealed they had found this new song in 1980 I was so excited, then so let down.
sugartummy wrote on February 26, 2013
He already did this in 1960 in Hollywood. The 1966 version had Elvis on piano, Bob Moore on bass and Pete Drake on steel. Red West, Charlie Hodge en Elvis did the vocals. He probably took it from the version by Andy Williams. A lovely song, well sung by all three of them.
shawnrw wrote on January 04, 2014
This song has a strange history. Apparently RCA just misplaced recordings as a matter of habit and that is what happened here. Not single material. but very attractive kind of haunting ballad. Sounds like it belonged in the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack. Not a great one, but enjoyable listening.
ElvisSacramento wrote on December 11, 2014
I've always liked this song and Elvis' version of it was terrific. 5 Stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on December 12, 2016
I remember my first hearing of this song on CD; awesome. Luv it. 5-Stars.
JerryNodak wrote on December 12, 2016
I love this song. Especially with the overdubs. The reason you "barely hear Elvis" is because he didn't wish to be out front. He wanted to be a part of the group. 5 stars.
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